Eastlake hires Skyline’s Don Bartel as head football coach

January 22, 2013

Eastlake High School has hired Skyline High School defensive coordinator Don Bartel as its new football coach.

Bartel previously spent three years at Eastlake as a defensive coordinator and also served as the head coach at Enumclaw for four years before joining the Skyline staff this season. He served as the Spartans’ defensive coordinator and helped lead them to a 14-0 season and a Class 4A state championship in his only year there.

He now moves just a mile down the road to Eastlake.

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Liberty girls cross country team gallops away with district title

October 28, 2011

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Oct. 28, 2011

The Liberty High School girls cross country team showed that history does repeat itself.

The Patriots, with four runners cracking the 20-minute mark, captured the Sea-King District 3A championship for the second straight year Thursday at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Liberty finished with 69 points. Mercer Island, which won the KingCo Conference 3A title the previous week, and Lakeside, of the Metro League, were second with 75 points.

The previous week Liberty finished second at the KingCo championships. It was a repeat of last year when Mercer Island won the KingCo title and Liberty was second only to see the Patriots come back to win the district championship.

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Wolves use lights-out performance for first win over Spartans

October 25, 2011

Andrew Giese, Skyline junior wide receiver, fumbles the ball with 31 seconds left to play, on a jarring hit by Eastlake defensive back Brian Quick. By Christopher Huber

It was the perfect exclamation point to a jubilant and historic moment for the Eastlake High School football team.

The lights literally went out at Eastlake as players celebrated defensive back Sean McDonald’s fumble recovery with 31.2 seconds left Oct. 21 that sealed the victory for the Wolves.

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Eastlake Wolves beat Skyline Spartans for first time

October 22, 2011

Skyline receiver Andrew Giese fumbles the ball after Eastlake defensive back Brian Quick, right, delivers a jarring hit with 31.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter Oct. 21. Eastlake won 28-21. By Christopher Huber

NEW — 12:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2011

It was the perfect exclamation point to a jubilant and historic moment for Eastlake football.

The lights literally went out at Eastlake High School as Eastlake players celebrated Sean Macdonald’s fumble recovery with 31.2 seconds left that sealed the victory for the Wolves.

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Eastlake defense grabs interceptions, beats Issaquah, 44-17

October 18, 2011

Reed Peterson (right), Issaquah junior wide receiver, spins away from Eastlake senior defensive back Colton Teglovic into the end zone for a late second-quarter touchdown on a 23-yard pass play. By Greg Farrar

Plagued by interception trouble and a tough Eastlake Wolves’ defense and special teams, the Issaquah High School Eagles fell, 44-17, in KingCo 4A Conference play Oct. 14.

Eastlake, The Seattle Times’ No. 1 ranked 4A school in the state, handed the Eagles their second loss of the season.

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Skyline football team pulls away from Jackson, 49-24

October 18, 2011

Just when it looked like the momentum was turning, Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne wasn’t feeling it.

Jackson’s Trevor Hodge had just hit a 41-yard field goal in a string of 10 points for the Timberwolves, leaving host Skyline behind, 24-21. Browne wasn’t fazed.

“Scared? No way,” Browne said. “Every drive we got stopped, we were stopping ourselves. I knew Jackson would have to outscore us to beat us. I knew they would have a tough time doing that.”

Browne’s gut feeling was dead on. Skyline ran off 28 unanswered points in the second half to coast to a 49-24 nonleague victory Oct. 14 before a happy homecoming crowd at Skyline.

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Issaquah Eagles fall 44-17 to Eastlake Wolves

October 14, 2011

Reed Peterson (right), Issaquah junior wide receiver, spins away from Eastlake senior defensive back Colton Teglovic into the end zone for a late second-quarter touchdown on a 23-yard pass play. By Greg Farrar

NEW — 11 p.m., Oct. 14, 2011

Plagued by interception trouble and a tough Eastlake Wolves defense, the Issaquah High School Eagles fell 44-17 in KingCo 4A Conference play Friday.

It was only the team’s second loss of the season. Eastlake (7-0) is the No. 2 ranked school in the state.

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Operation Bald Eagle seeks fan support at Eastlake homecoming

October 11, 2011

If you’re headed to watch the Issaquah High School Eagles take on the Eastlake High School Wolves on Oct. 14, be sure to look out for members of the Army and Marines in their Humvees.

The service members will be at the game to help garner support for Operation Bald Eagle, a Sammamish-based organization that supports military families and those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.

Jeff Mitchell, the founder, and Dr. Mark Nelson’s Sammamish office staff will collect basic school supplies for military families, as well as general supplies for care packages, which they will send to troops overseas. Operation Bald Eagle will also conduct a raffle for a chance to win an iPad.

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